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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 05/25/03
 

What can you say except the Gulf Stream fishing has been phenominal and very consistent for the past several days.  The Mahi are showing up in great numbers with Wahoo encounters frequent and the occasional Yellowfin Tuna thrown in for spice.  The action should be great for a while, so don't miss out on the fun.  Mahi mania!!  Here are some pictures I've been meaning to put up of the last week's catches.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"" | Mac Marle'n | 05/24/03
 

Yesterday I along with Captain Roger and Captain Grady took a charter for the Far Out ShootOut.  We fished from the Blackjack  hole north to the Steeples and found good action on the dolphin and wahoo.  We ended up weighing a 50lb wahoo and 20lb dolphin.  The day was highlighted though by what apparently was an enormous yellowfin tuna that turned into an even larger amberjack that ended up tipping the scale at 71lbs.
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Todays Report" | Capt. Hook | 05/24/03
 

The weather man was wrong in our favor for a change. The seas had a rolling swell but made for a very pleasent ride. We had a good day on the Kings in the 8 to 12 lb range. The fish were hitting live and dead cigars at the Atlantic Ledge and Liberty Ship. There was also a lot of Jacks in the area that were following our Kings to the boat on occasion. We did catch a few SHARKS to add some variety!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"" | Mac Marle'n | 05/22/03
 

Captain Barrett and Captain Roger fished a charter aboard the MacMarle'n today around the MacMarle'n Hole in the Gulf Stream.  Had an excellent catch of Dolphin (Mahi) between 10 and 28lbs.  Found the tuna at the last minute but was unsuccessful on a triple header.  Color of choice today was hot pink and also chartreuse.  There was a lot of scattered weed and the water was full of flying fish.  We'll be back at it this weekend for the Far Out Shootout.  Things are shaping up for a great tournament. Sorry fogot the camera today
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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 05/21/03
 

Beautiful weather day and good fishing.  We fished the 100/400 area with good, blue water at 75-76 degrees.  The action was sporadic but we caught quality fish when the bites came in the form of Dolphin up to 25 pounds and Wahoo up to 40 pounds.  The hot colors have been black/read and pink/blue and most of the fish we caught were in 160-180 feet.  The weather is starting to look really good for this weekend's Far Out Shoot Out- come on by and sign up or watch the weigh-in.  I believe I'm going to make the decision to allow fishing on either Saturday or Sunday- Capt. choice- but you are still only allowed to fish one day.  See you there.  The MacMarle'n will be in the Stream again tomorrow- I'll update when the return.


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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 05/20/03
 

Wind and more wind.  Its been too rough to fish for the past 3 days but tomorrow looks like it'll work out.  We're supposed to be the Stream, so stay tuned for the next report.  Weather is looking like it may be shaping up to fish Far Out Shoot Out on Saturday or Sunday- cross your fingers.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Flounder" | Stori Teller | 05/19/03
 

Ran a all day trip for Capt'n Stan Saturday and had a decent catch of flounder but only a couple of legal sized 14 inchers. The bite seems to be picking up!! When the wind starts howling this is a good option when offshore is just too BUMPY!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Today's Report" | Capt. Hook | 05/16/03
 

Went to the Jungle area on my first half day trip this morning and marked very little bait. After about an hour we were fixing to pull up when we had a double strike of Kings. As the Kings were brought to the boat, a Cobia I would estimate between 60 and 80 lbs surfaced and circled the boat. After the Kings were gaffed, we tried feeding the Cobia everything we had, but he would not cooperate. Still that was a sight!! We ended up with a good catch of Kings and a couple of Sharks. Returned to same place on the afternoon trip and had no luck. So we tried a couple of other areas offshore and still could'nt produce. Well thats what keeps this sport going is anticipation. You never Know.


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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 05/16/03
 

Fishing was pretty slow but we managed a decent catch.  The fish we did catch were in the 130-160 foot depth range.  All fish were caught on the downrigger- a sign that they were not in the feeding mood.


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"WAHOO!!!" | Mac Marle'n | 05/16/03
 

I captained the MacMarle'n yesterday along with Capt. Roger to the Gulf Stream.  We fished anywhere from 140ft to 240ft around the Blackjack hole and had a great day.  Despite the rain showers we fished in calm conditions with the water starting to return to the gulf stream blue color everyone has been looking for.  Had an awesome day on the wahoo with probably 10 bites, 5 hookups but only a couple brought to the boat.  They are a tough fish to actually get in the boat.  Also had a good day on the dolphin with fish up to 25lbs and several decent sized kings up to 18lbs.  We encountered a lot of short strikes from smaller wahoo and in order to combat this I deployed the newest offering from Top Secret Fishing.  I had rigged a double hooked wire rigged swimming spanish mackerel and I mean this thing looked awesome!  Absolutely the prettiest bait I have ever pulled.  This bigger bait attracted a bite from a bigger wahoo and the double hook rig secured the hookup and the result was a heck of a batte in the middle of a moonsoon that ended with a 35.6lb smoker wahoo.  The specially rigged wahoo killers will be available at the Fishing Center just in time for the Far Out Shootout.  I guarantee I won't go back to the stream without at least 2. 
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender | 05/15/03
 

Today I fished the Carolina Contender while Capt. Barrett manned the MacMarle'n in the Stream.  Despite a doom and despair forecast, the seas were flat calm all day with only the occasional rain storm- no lightning.  We jigged live bait at nearshore reefs and while doing so caught a bunch of Spanish Mackerel as well as Barracuda and Amberjack that took a particular interest in our jig rigs.  We finally got to our plan and spent the last couple of hours anchored in 80 feet of water where we caught several Genuine Red Snapper up to 9 pounds and several Grouper.  The bite was good until a storm brought the winds to the SE at 15 kts and we never had another bite- it was time to come home anyway.  A nice day.  Tomorrow I'll be on the MacMarle'n in the Gulf Stream.


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"Schedule" | Capt. Hook | 05/11/03
 

Will be taking a lay day tomorrow, if nothing comes up, and hitting the water Tuesday morning looking for Kings and Spanish!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 05/11/03
 

Fished 2 half day charters on the MM and did very well on school Kings in the 6-12 pound range.  We fished the Little River Offshore Reef where we found plenty of good size Cigar Minnows to jig which we promptly turned around and turned into Kingfish.

Tomorrow we had a Gulf Stream scheduled but I think we'll be moving that and getting back on the water on Tuesday.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"" | Mac Marle'n | 05/10/03
 

Tough day in the Gulf Stream.  Captain Roger and I, Captain Barrett, took the helm this morning of the Macmarle'n and guided a party from Virginia to the deep water.  We encountered 3-6 ft. seas and very few fish.  Fished the Blackjack hole and offshore in 480ft on a beautiful temp break, color change, weed line, bird flocks, and flying fish coveys.  Only smaller sized dolphin for most of the 10 or so boats out today including us. Conditions looked perfect but someone forgot to tell the fish they're supposed to bite when the conditions are right.  Ended the day inshore on some hard fighting amberjacks and king mackerel.  "This is why it is called fishing and not catching" - you just never know.  "If they don't bite today, they'll bite tomorrow, and if the don't bite tomorrow they'll bite the next day".  The Macmarle'n will be on inshore live bait king mackerel trips tomorrow.  Tune into the web cam around 12pm and 6pm. 

Top Secret Fishing Rigs has just introduced a new deadly dead bait kingfish rig that is a must if you plan on dead baiting for kings.  Available at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Todays Report" | Capt. Hook | 05/10/03
 

Set out for the 100\400 area at 6:00am and arrived to find green "ugly" water but  knew the fish had been biting in the dirty water. We put out and trolled for an hour or so with no results. We heard about a rip, weed line, and blue water offshore of the Black Jack Hole in 450 feet of water so we pulled in and ran to it. Sure enough it was picture perfect, 79 degree water, lots of flyers, weed, birds just not a lot of fish. We caught several nice dolphin in the 8 to 20 lb class but never saw a Tuna or Wahoo. The Kings were skying in about 90 feet water on the way home so I say "tis the season!!"


- Capt. David Hooks
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"TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE" | Mac Marle'n | 05/09/03
 

Going to the Gulf Stream- off dock at 6am- back 6-7pm- watch the web cam!!

All boats fishing tomorrow- stay tuned in the PM for live fish reports.

 

 


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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 05/09/03
 

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Killed them in the Gulf Stream and reminded myself of a lesson.  Lesson- just because the water is green and not "Gulf Stream" blue, doesn't mean the fish aren't there.  Case in point, I fished "King Green"- 72-73 degree water all day and we did just fine on all species.

Fished just inshore of the BlackJack hole on a rip with scattered weed and birds and had 5 Yellowfin, 1 Blackfin, 5 Dolphin and a Wahoo.  The seas were a bit tough at 3-6, but we managed and the fish bit.  Got some good video, check it out.


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"Todays Report" | Capt. Hook | 05/08/03
 

Had some pretty big seas today, a sloppy 4 foot sea and southwest wind. On the first trip we caught some Jacks at the Jungle and noticed the high concentration of bait was not there as was last Saturday. I heard it may have moved in around the 390\390 along with the Kings!! The second trip was spanish fishing right off Holden Beach and turned out pretty productive using Clark Spoons on #1 Planers.


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Schedule" | Capt. Hook | 05/07/03
 

We will be on the water most of the day tomorrow. Leaving on a 3/4 day King fishing trip at 6:00 am and should be returning around 1:00pm. Then we will be running a 1\4 day trip from 2:15 to 5:15pm. Stay tuned maybe we will have some good news!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE" | Mac Marle'n | 05/07/03
 

The weather has slowed us down a bit here, but we'll be back at work starting tomorrow.  Scheduled to leave at 6am and return at 6pm.  Watch the web cam.


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